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"China is no longer an information island"

Published on : 11 December 2012 - 3:06pm | By Marije Vlaskamp (Screenshot: RNW)
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The 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress has kicked off in Beijing. Many people, including writers and journalists, hope it will lead to an increase in freedom of speech and of the press.

Murong Xuecun is a dissident novelist and a strong opponent of censorship, but he still has to submit for official scrutiny before they can be published. 


 

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chinaunite 11 March 2013 - 12:54pm / China

That's for sure, but China must unite with it's competitors in order to survive in the global world. The communist party congress is all about how much to open the door without letting too much in. Such a selective "picking technique" is an abuse of external resources for selfish motives. Therefore the end result can be a strengthened enforced society unfortunately.

Robert J. Bird 11 March 2013 - 12:42pm

Everyones hoping for more freedom, especially the citizens of China. The doors are opening but always with hidden motives I'm afraid.

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